Are all Psoriatic Arthritis patients going to be disabled at a stage in their life if they are not already killed by a heart attack?

No. No, there are absolutely some very viable treatment options for patients with psoriasis related arthritis. I would make sure you are under the care of a caring rheumatologist..

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I have hbp, triple coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, diabetes as well as arthritis and psoriasis, what are my chances of a heart attack?

High risk . Given your medical history of triple vessel coronary heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure your risk of having a heart attack is significantly higher compared to someone that does not have any of these conditions. The addition of sleep apnea increases your risk even greater as having sleep apnea alone can increase your risk of a heart attack by 1.5 -3.5 times. Read more...
High chance. Your risk of heart attack is high. Your risk of already having heart attack "silent" is high. Your primary care doctor has already established a contact with cardiology since you are aware of triple vessel coronary disease. You should be taking medications already, be involved in weight monitoring and daily exercise. Stay involved with your doctors and look to family support for help. Read more...

Is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

Yes . People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa. Read more...

I was hospitalized for Heart & Blood Pressure (215/101) from taking Diclofenac 2 years for Psoriatic Arthritis. Is there something safer to take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or topical. Tylenol/acetaminophen has no effect on blood pressure. Also, there are topical antiinflammatories such as diclofenac gel/cream and others made by compounded pharmacies that have limited systemic absorption and rarely increase bp. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...